[[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hugo "Hugo"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''.]
; 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement
. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry and then from his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, '''' and '''' stand high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels '''', 1862, and '''', 1831 (known in English as ''The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
''). He produced more than 4,000 drawings, and also earned respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment
Though a committed royalist
when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of...